When preparing to sell your home, arguably one of the biggest things to consider is your home’s kerb appeal. Your home’s initial impression on potential buyers can significantly impact their decision to purchase, so you want it to be a good one. In fact, it’s said that you have just 10 seconds to impress. Even if you’re not currently selling, enhancing your home’s kerb appeal can improve its market value and make it more attractive for future sales. Don’t underestimate the power of a strong first impression! At North Valley Composites, we’re the UK’s leading stockists of premium quality, 3D textured composite fencing. And we know a thing or two about what makes a house a home, so if you’re wondering what kerb appeal actually is and how you can improve yours, look no further! What is kerb appeal? Kerb appeal is exactly what it sounds like. It’s how your house looks from the street – or kerb. Kerb appeal encompasses everything outside your home, so your front garden or drive, windows, walls, door, back garden – you name it. And when it comes to having heaps of kerb appeal, you need to start looking at your home through the eye of a potential buyer – what would it take to impress you when walking up to a house? That being said, there are a few things you can keep on top of to enhance the way your home looks and make the likelihood of it selling – and for a good price at that – much higher. Let’s take a look! Keep on top of the garden It’s no secret that most homebuyers want a house with a garden, so if you’re lucky enough to have one, don’t let it go to waste! You’d be surprised at how much of a difference a clean and tidy garden can make to your home’s overall appeal. Keeping on top of debris, weeds, and the lawn will help your garden look its best. And if you want to improve it even further, beautiful plants and flowers are a great cheap and easy way to do it! If you have the space, we suggest adding some stylish composite decking and a garden shed to further bump your home’s value! Spruce up your fencing When it comes to kerb appeal, how your fence looks is incredibly important. It’s easy to let DIY tasks like sprucing up your garden fencing fall by the wayside, especially when the weather isn’t fantastic. Still, if you know a few dry and mild days are coming up, get yourself out in the garden, and give your fence a good scrub and a fresh lick of paint, and watch it transform your outdoor space! This, coupled with your clean and tidy garden, will significantly impact your home’s aesthetic appeal. And if you’re looking to sell at some point in the future, why not consider composite fencing? It doesn’t rot or splinter, it’s incredibly durable and easy to clean, and you won’t need to paint it – ever! It’s the perfect investment for upping kerb appeal. Keep your driveway tidy The driveway is the first thing potential buyers will see when they approach your property – so make it good! Keep your driveway pressure-washed and free from debris build-up, weeds and anything else unsightly. A nice doormat and a freshly painted front door wouldn’t hurt, either! If you have garden beds or a front lawn, keep on top of those, you want everything to look its best. Maintain the exterior of your home Last but certainly not least is the exterior of your home. So we’re talking about the walls, windows, roof and everything in between. We often think nothing of re-doing the interior of our homes every couple of years, but rarely do we pay the same attention to the outside of our homes. Giving your windows a good clean and ensuring your windowsills are pristine is an excellent place to start. Then you can move on to the brickwork – does it need a new layer or a good scrub down? Then take a look at cleaning your gutters and ensuring your roof is intact and free from damage. After you take care of all these tasks, your home will be spotless, and your kerb appeal will have increased tenfold! If you’re looking to get a head start on your kerb appeal, check out our composite fencing and decking. Our composite is a low-maintenance option that can keep your space looking at its very best for a decade or more! We supply composite fencing in a variety of different colours, like Golden Oak or Driftwood. We’re here to help you find the perfect fit and offer our expert advice. Don’t hesitate to contact us on 01282 677300 with any questions or concerns you may have! We’ll be only too happy to see how we can help!